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Board of Trustees


Top (from left to right): Mike MacIsaac, Darren McPhee, Shannon York, Jim Gosse, Doug Stewart

Middle (from left to right): Dana MacKenzie, Corinne Carey, Geoff Piers, Rob Bourgeois

Bottom (from left to right): Paul Hagen, Cathy Rankin


Doug Stewart, Chair

Doug Stewart was appointed Chair in February 2018. He retired from the Province of Nova Scotia in July of 2015 after 31 years service, including time as the Associate Deputy Minister of Treasury Board, Chief Engineer for Transportation and The Executive Director of Pensions and Investments at the Department of Finance. Doug is a Professional Engineer and has a Bachelor of Engineering (Technical University of Nova Scotia) and a Masters of Business Administration (Dalhousie).


Robert Bourgeois, Employer Trustee

Robert Bourgeois was appointed to the Board in April 2017. He is the Director of Financial Accounting with the Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Finance and Treasury Board. He is responsible for providing public sector financial accounting support to government departments and overseeing the preparation of the Province's Consolidated Public Accounts. He has been with the Province since January 2009 and has extensive experience in the interpretation and application of Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS). Prior to joining the Province, Robert worked with KPMG in Halifax for 7 years. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from St. Mary's University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.


Corinne Carey, Union Trustee

Corinne Carey was appointed to the Board in June 2013. She has worked at the Nova Scotia Government and Employees Union since 2009 as the Pension and Benefits Officer. Corinne graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce and has also earned her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation.


Jim Gosse, Union Trustee

Jim Gosse was appointed to the Board in July 2017. He is employed with the Nova Scotia Government and Employees Union as an Employee Relations Officer.


Paul Hagen, Union Trustee

Paul Hagen was appointed to the Board in January 2014. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Dalhousie, a System Analyst and Computer Programming diploma from ITI, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Saint Mary's University. He is a Director on the Public Service Superannuation Plan Trustee Inc.. Paul has been employed with the Province of Nova Scotia for approximately 25 years and for the past eight years he has been the Coordinator of the SAP Business Support Centre in the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.


Mike MacIsaac, Union Trustee

Mike MacIsaac was appointed to the Board in December 2012. He currently holds a position as Provincial Secretary Treasurer with the Nova Scotia Highway Workers'Union (CUPE 1867), which he's held for over 30 years. He is a Director on the new Public Service Superannuation Plan Trustee Inc. Prior to this appointment, he served three years on the Pension Advisory Committee. Mike has been employed with Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal as a Stock Clerk for the past 40 years.


Dana MacKenzie, Employer Trustee

Dana MacKenzie was appointed as a Trustee in February, 2017. She is the Managing Director of Employee Relations for the Public Service Commission. A practicing lawyer, Dana was called to the Nova Scotia bar in 1999 and the Ontario bar in 2002. Dana has practiced in the labour and employment law field in both the private and public sectors since 2000, as both a lawyer and a labour relations practitioner.


Darren McPhee, Union Trustee

Darren McPhee was appointed to the Board in January 2007. He is a graduate of Saint Mary's University, twice, holding a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma in Criminology. Since 1992, he has been working with the Department of Community Services and is a Registered Social Worker (RSW). Darren is currently the Secretary/Treasurer for The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU). He has held this elected position for several past consecutive terms.


Geoff Piers, Employer Trustee

Geoff Piers was appointed to the Board in February 2016. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Saint Mary's University. In addition, he is nearing completion of a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Victoria. Currently, Geoff is holding the position of Director of Workforce Planning, Performance, and Operations for the Nova Scotia Health Authority, and has worked in Human Resources in the health sector since August of 1998.


Cathy Rankin, Employer Trustee

Cathy Rankin was appointed to the Board in January 2006. She is currently Benefits Manager with the Nova Scotia Public Service Commission. Prior to joining the Province, she was a benefit consultant with a national consulting firm. Cathy is a graduate of Saint Francis Xavier University and is currently a member of the Atlantic Regional Council of the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute.


Shannon York, Employer Trustee

Shannon York was appointed to the Board in February 2016. He is the Manager of Derivatives and Quantitative Evaluation with the Province of Nova Scotia Department of Finance and Treasury Board. Prior to this role, he worked for the Department of Finance with the Province of Prince Edward Island as its Investment Officer where he managed the Province's long term funding requirements. He also provided senior administration for investments for the Master Trust Pension plan. Preceding his government service, he held various finance related roles with several Canadian chartered banks. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Dalhousie University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.


 
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